New England-Style Baked Yellow Eye Beans

New England-Style Baked Yellow Eye Beans

Yellow Eye Beans

Are related to the kidney bean.

And they get their name from the way they look.

To me, the color seems to me more orange than yellow, but aside from that, I thought they tasted quite good.

I really liked these and of all the heirloom beans I’ve tried so far.

Are you sold on heirloom beans yet?

And I’d definitely say that these have been some of the creamiest.

In fact, these were so good, I went and bought another bag.

Thanks Rancho Gordo!! 

And this time around, rather than use bacon, I’m gonna see if this works with liquid smoke!!!

(it worked for my Vegan split pea soup, so hope it works for this too)

UPDATE 3/9/17-

I remade this using Applewood Liquid smoke and started with 1/2 teaspoon and worked my way up to 1.5 teaspoons.

You’ll definitely notice it with 1 teaspoon and if you are sensitive to it, that might be sufficient! 

 

Here are a few tips you may find helpful in cooking your beans-

  • For the best flavor, keep the bean water that you have soaked your beans in.
  • If you have trouble in keeping your beans from popping open (split skins) there’s two things you can do-
    • Keep the cooking temp so that the liquid is a gentle simmer
    • Or add salt to your cooking water (rather than use plain water)
  • As the beans cook, they’ll absorb water from the pot, make sure to add warm water to keep the beans covered. If the pot dries out, they’ll quickly burn!! 
    • The way I heat my water is by microwaving it in a Pyrex, you could also use a hot water dispenser or another pot
  • Stir beans occasionally throughout the cooking process to prevent sticking. This is key!!
  • If you’re unsure that your beans are done or not, just take a bite! If it’s at the texture you prefer they’re likely done! If you’re using a variety of beans in one pot test one of each!
  • Factors that can affect how fast your beans cook include-
    • freshness (fresh beans will cook quicker)
    • altitude
    • soaking time
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New England-Style Baked Yellow Eye Beans

I know this is another barbecue type of recipe and it’s not summer yet, but it’s definitely a comfort food if you ask me.

A nice way to get some more beans in your diet and warm up during these cool winter months.

It goes good with white rice, with eggs, or some freshly toasted bread.

Any other ideas?

Have a great week!

 

 

In case you missed them, here are some of my other bean recipes!

 

 

 

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rancho gordo pinquito beans
Course side
Cuisine New American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 6 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course side
Cuisine New American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 6 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
rancho gordo pinquito beans
Instructions
  1. Bring the beans and 4 cups of water to a boil in a large oven-safe pot on medium high heat, and then reduce to a simmer. Meanwhile prep the other ingredients.
  2. Heat oven to 250°. Add the chopped onion, cloves, bacon, maple syrup, molasses, dry mustard to the pot. Mix a few times and then cover. Place the pot in the oven and bake for roughly 3 hours and stir occassionally.
  3. After roughly 3 hours, stir in ketchup, vinegar, black pepper and cover. Stir occasionally and bake until the beans are tender and the liquid has reduced and mixture has thickened. (For thicker consistency, you can mash up some of the beans)
  4. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

You can also do this on the stove. If you can't find Rancho Gordo in your local market, Amazon has a sampler available.

To make this vegan, omit the bacon and start with 1/2 teaspoon of liquid smoke. Add 1/2 teaspoon more for a stronger taste. For my batch, I used a total of 1.5 teaspoons. You will definitely notice it with 1 teaspoon and if you are sensitive to it, that might be sufficient! 

 

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8 thoughts on “New England-Style Baked Yellow Eye Beans

  • February 16, 2018 at 6:35 am
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    I just became a vegetarian last summer and so am now always looking for creative recipes that are vegan or vegetarian. This recipe sounds amazing and I definitely plan on trying it.

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    • February 28, 2018 at 3:59 pm
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      for some reason this comment got flagged as spam, thanks for the note! 🙂

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  • March 5, 2017 at 4:36 pm
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    Sounds great! I love baked beans, but haven’t had it in ages because I tend to stay away from canned foods now. I don’t know why I never thought to make it at home. I should try this one out!

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    • February 28, 2017 at 3:55 pm
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      Thank you! I havent gotten around to it yet, will update when i try it this week!

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    • March 7, 2017 at 1:03 pm
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      So i redid this yesterday using applewood liquid smoke and it worked! I did a half batch(1/2lb beans) and started w 1/2 tsp and added another 1/2. If you’ve had beans with bacon, You can definitely tell its lighter. But now I know Baked beans with no ???? is possible!! Ill have to try hickory next!

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